PDET appoint our new CEO

The Peterborough Diocese Education Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Ruth Walker-Green as our new CEO.

Margaret Holman, the Chair of PDET, said: “We are delighted to have secured Ruth’s services to help our Trust continue on its exciting trajectory.

“Many of our community will already be aware of the impact that Ruth has had as Deputy CEO and Director of Learning and Achievement. During the interview process, not only did Ruth continue to impress us with her significant school improvement knowledge and expertise, but her passion and commitment for PDET was both heartening and impressive.

“She articulated a very clear vision for the Trust’s future, and at the heart of that vision was a strong commitment to partnership working to enhance the education of the children we are fortunate enough to support.

“Her appointment comes at the end of a very robust process. Following a national recruitment campaign”.

Mrs Holman also acknowledged the impact that the current Duncan Mills, PDET’s current CEO who is retiring at the end of this academic year, has had:

“The biggest compliment that I can pay Duncan is that he has “made a difference”. He has built a strong team and a fantastic culture. Ruth is inheriting a high performing organisation. We will, I know, work together to build on these firm foundations over the coming years.”



Duncan MillsPeterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) is a multi-academy trust formed by the Peterborough Diocese Board of Education as a natural home for church schools in the   Peterborough Diocese that wish to become an academy and part of a MAT. Each of our academies / schools maintains its own unique identity, but we believe that we can achieve   more by working together.

 ‘A cord of three strands is not easily broken.’
 (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

PDET is responsible for employing all staff, managing the finances and other central services for the Academies in the Trust. These services include HR support; facilities and  premises; procurement and school improvement and effectiveness.

Our family of academies / schools seek to serve their local communities; they are inclusive, welcoming children of the Christian Faith of other faiths or of no faith, children from all backgrounds and of all abilities.  We believe in the infinite worth of each person: children deserve the very best education and staff merit support to deliver this.  Although the multi-academy trust was formed initially to support church schools, PDET is happy to work with any community school that shares our values.


Duncan Mills
Chief Executive